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Mr. Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain
Mr. Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain was born in Kuwait in 1936. He is a prominent and well known Kuwaiti poet and businessman in Kuwait, the Gulf area and the Arab world. He published his first book of verse Bauhel-Bawadi (Intimations of the Deserts) in 1995. His Second collection Mosafer Fil-Qefar (Wastefarer) appeared in 2004. He is a member of the Writers Association of Kuwait. He is a correspondent member of the Arabic Language Academy in Damascus. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the “Arab Thought Foundation” and one of its founders. He is a member of the Fez Syes Cultural Society in Morocco. He delivered many lectures and participated in a great number of seminars.
His efforts are in various fields. He established and fully financed:-
1) The Foundation of Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain's Prize for Poetic Creativity
2) The Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Prize for Imam AlBukhari Grandchildren
3) Saud Al Babtain's Kuwaiti Commission for Post Graduate Studies
4) Al Babtain's Central Library for Arabic Poetry in Kuwait.
5) Al Babtain Translation, Center
6) Courses in Prosody, Poetry Appreciation and Arabic Language Skills
7) Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Center For intercivilizational dialogue
Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain was granted many Honorary PhD. degrees in appreciation of his efforts in the field of culture, including an honorary PhD. degree from the University of Tashkent in Uzbekistan in 1995, in appreciation of his role in enriching the Islamic Culture, an honorary PhD. degree from the University of Baku, Azerbaijan in appreciation of his role in serving the Arab and Islamic Culture and Literature, an honorary PhD. degree from the Yarmouk University (Jordan) in 2001 in appreciation of his distinctive contributions in the fields of literature, culture and poetic creativity, an honorary PhD. degree in the field of Human Sciences from the Kuwaiti Kyrgyz University in 2002, an honorary PhD. degree in Human Sciences from the University of Goy in Kyrgyzstan in 2002 and an honorary PhD. degree from the University of Algiers on May, 11, 2005.
Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain awarded the contract to Alamiah Building Company, to construct, complete and maintain the Al-Babtain Central Library for Arabic Poetry at Sharq, Kuwait.